his evening, President Obama will announce a gradual withdrawal of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Rep. Pitts' statement follows:
"I support President Obama's decision to begin making the Afghan people more responsible for their own security this year. Our troops have fought hard and with honor. The job they have done eliminating Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda's safe havens has made our country safer and saved American lives at home and abroad. I know that we will all be glad to see them return home over the coming years."